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Poster: tbrad Date: Sep 22, 2006 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Why keep the Batting Average statistic!?

Hopefully I don't sound too bitter pointing this out - it has probably already been pointed out by someone before.

The explaination of the batting average is that it represents the percentage of people who downloaded a show after looking at the details of that show.
Since, obviously, most or all of the sbd's are no-longer downloadable, why continue to keep the batting average?
It has no relevance any longer.
It's a farce.

Interested in comments. Sure I'll get 'em.
Ya'll are never short of opinions.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Sep 22, 2006 9:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why keep the Batting Average statistic!?

Yea, i have no idea what the hell the batting average is. I do look at the Recently Reviewed to see what other folks listen to. Honestly, I don't have time to scrawl through every single show's various recordings and so I rely on what others are doing as a guide.

We need a better system to point us in the right direction.

The Oprah's Picks by the Dr. is a cool new addition....

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Poster: tbrad Date: Sep 22, 2006 10:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why keep the Batting Average statistic!?

Yes, doc is doing a great job with those pics.
You might have missed what is subtly indicated by my criticism however.
It is intended for someone (i.e. Bobby or Phil) to read and go, "Oh, yeah. The whole schema of this web site has been screwed up because we have disallowed the downloading of soundboards."
The batting averages are so low because you CAN'T download the best quality stuff. Each time someone looks at the details of a show and goes, "Man that's awsome - I'll download that. But wait, you can only stream it." that makes it's batting average go down.
So the batting averages of the best shows will continue to decline, unless or until they allow downloads of the sbd's again.
Otherwise, the whole rating scheme will always be screwy.
In other words, PLEASE MAKE THIS RIGHT GUYS!